Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi Free Printable

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, a Math Adventure

by Cindy Neuschwander, illustrated by Wayne Geehan

In Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, a Math Adventure, Radius (the name is referred to but not described in math terms) saves his father’s life after accidentally turning him into a fire breathing dragon.  Of course, a math formula is the reason for the solution.  Did you know Sir Cumference named Pi in this story?  Did you know this story tells how the math formula for ∏ was discovered?  This is a fictional story but the author’s purpose is achieved when children remember this math lesson.

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi Free Printable

This is my free PDF work page set which is also for the other Sir Cumference book I have reviewed on this blog, Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland.

Did you know March 14 (think about it) is Pi Day in many schools?  At school pies are perhaps served at least in the teacher’s lounge on this day to accompany this story and the learning of this formula:  circumference divided by diameter = Pi or ∏

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi Free PrintableThanks for reading, Carolyn

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.

3 Comments

  1. Michelle Lundy 03/10/2012 at 1:02 pm

    Carolyn,

    Thank you so much for linking up with me! I love the pages you offered as well!

    ~Michelle

  2. Audrey Mitchell 02/24/2012 at 11:14 am

    I’m seeing the book for the first time but I have heard about it at workshops and seen it mentioned in articles. I teach a Grade 4 class but I think my students will benefit from it.
    Thanks for the offer.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 02/25/2012 at 7:54 am

      Audey, yes it will work with grade four or five. They will understand the math part more than the younger children. Thank you for writing. Carolyn

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